Click here to I've been working on a new portrait which I've been posting on my Facebook page. This is Kit, she is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.
For the deep shadow and dark skin tone, I'm using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. For the lighter skin tone, I'm using a 4H and H lead. I'm layering my graphite by making tiny overlapping circular motions. Most of the hair is going to be in shadow but the highlights are being created using a Tombow Mono Zero Eraser. More to come soon!edit.
Here is an update on my portrait drawing of music composer Philip Glass. I made some adjustments to the tone on his face by applying charcoal and graphite powder using a q-tip cotton swab. I took a kneaded eraser
And dabbed the highlighted areas to make them stand out more. I then went back to adjust the texture of the skin by making circular motions with a P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.
Now to move on to his shirt. This should be fun....more to come soon'
Here is another update on my portrait drawing of Composer Philip Glass. I'm trying to create something in between Chuck Close and Sebastian Kruger who are both my main influences. I'm hoping to be finished with his face tomorrow. More to come soon!!
Here is an update on my portrait drawing of Composer Philip Glass. I think I have his hair finished and am still working on the tone. More to come soon!
Here is a small update on my portrait drawing of Composer Philip Glass. I wasn't able to get as much done as I had hoped. I did get some of his hair done and working on the tone of his forehead a bit.
I am still using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil only, still no blending tools. I creating the texture of the skin by using soft and hard hand pressure while making tiny tiny overlapping circles, it's rather more of a circular motion with my pencil.
For the hair, I made upward swoops using very hard hand pressure, which drove me crazy because I kept breaking the lead. Sure I could have used a regularly 2B drawing pencil but I feel I have more control with a mechanical pencil. More to come soon!
Here is another small update on my drawing of Philip Glass. I'm still building layers of graphite on the skin. Not sure how I feel about this yet. It's not coming out as I had hoped but I'm still learning and my next piece will be better but for now, I'll finish this. More to come soon!
Update on my portrait of Philip Glass. I'm using only a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. No blending tools. I'm working on his chin and texture is his skin. Making circular motions with my pencils so not to have any pencil strokes. More to come soon
Here is an update on my portrait of Composer Philip Glass. I'm working on the skin tone and texture, still only using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. Not using any blending tools.
For the skin, I'm paying close attention to the tiny hills and valleys in the skin which still have light and shadow. I added a bit of hair as well. For the highlighted hair, I'm using a Tombow Mono Zero eraser pen which I use to "draw" the highlighted strands of hair. Even though the tip is already thin, I cut the tip at an angle so I get a super thin edge.
This isn't coming out as good as I was hoping, but I'm going to continue on to finish it.
More to come soon!
Working on a new portrait of Composer Philip Glass.
No blending tools are being used. I'm using only a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead only. I'm adding depth to my skin tone by layering my graphite using circular motions. More to come soon.
I'm starting a new portrait, here is my line drawing. This is going to be a portrait of Composer Philip Glass, 11 x 14 pencil on Bristol Smooth paper.
I call this stage of my process the ugly stage as the lines are drawn quickly and looks like a 2 year old did it. I use my line drawing as a map for placement purposes. I map out where I want the facial features and where I want light and shadows. For my line drawing, I used a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.
I first draw on a plain piece of cheap printer paper. I do this because I erase a lot and don't want to damage my expensive drawing paper. Once I have my line drawing, I then tape it to the back of my actual drawing paper using artist tape. I then transfer my line drawing on to my drawing paper with the help of my light box.
Now that I have my line drawing done. I can start to bring Philip to life on paper.
The purpose of this blog is to share my passion and love of drawing, more specifically; the drawing of portraits. I hope to document my development in hopes of becoming a better artist. I also want to share with friends, family, and anyone who is interested what I am up to and working on.